Uyghur is a Turkic language which is predominantly spoken in the
People's Republic of China in the Autonomous Uyghur Region Shinjang. Thie
English-based manual contains an introduction to the modern
Uyghur script and a concise overview of Uyghyur pronunciation.
The sentences and phrases, which are thematically arranged,
provice the eseentials for comjmunication in a variety of
settings. The Uyghur equivalents are given in the Uyghur
script and in a latin-script translitaration. Together with
the recordings on the accompanying 90‑minute CD-Audio, the
manual makes acquisition of basic conversational skills
The choice of words and settings implies that this manual
can also be used fruitfully by visitors to Shinjang wishing to communicate with Uyghurs in their own
language. An additional tool to this effect is the
English-Uyghur vocabulary at the end of the volume.
The separately published
"A Grammar of Modern Uyghur"
(by Frederick De Jong) is a companion to the Manual.
Uyghur. A Manual for Conversation, Frederick De Jong, Muhaemmaetrehim Sayit and
Raeyhanguel Aehmaed, Utrecht 2005, 292 pages and CD-Audio
(ISBN-10 9080104078 and ISBN-13 9789080104075)
Price € 43.50